Death Notice: Dwight Shumway

Dwight Ramon “Ray” Shumway, 88, died June 10, 2020 in Prosser, Washington.

Dwight Ramon “Ray” Shumway, 88, died June 10, 2020 in Prosser, Washington.

Ray is survived by his wife, Paula; ex-wife, Gayle; four children, Kim (Dan) and Kathy of Alaska, Kris (Sharmin) of Oregon and Kara (Tracy) of Idaho; four stepchildren, Michelle (Tim), Monte (Andrea) and Mark (Stacey) of Oregon, and Matt (Neresa) of Washington; 12 grand and step-grandchildren; and eight great and step-great grandchildren.

Ray graduated from Twin Falls High (‘50), honorably discharged from the Army (’52) and married Gayle Peterson (’53). He worked for the Idaho Transportation Department. After earning Geology degrees [BS-Idaho State (’55-‘58), MS-Washington State (’59-‘60)] Ray moved to Alaska to help build the newly created State of Alaska Department of Highways. In 1966, he acquired his Professional Engineer license and worked for the Department as Materials, Construction and Design Engineer eventually serving twice as State Engineer (deputy commissioner) of Department of Highways and later ADOT&PF. Ray retired in ’82, created Shumway Engineering and returned to Idaho. Divorced In 1985, he married Paula Fountain in ’94.

Please send donations to his home church, Grace Fellowship 520 Seventh Street, Prosser, WA. 99350. You may read the full obituary and leave a message for the family at www.Prosserfuneralhome.com

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